This November Let’s Show Our Gratitude for Local Teachers!
To all wonderful neighbors…
Let’s pitch in for a great cause! I am on the Board & Executive Committee for United Way of Southern Arizona (UWTSA). Each year, we set aside time for “Days of Caring,” where companies and individuals volunteer time to a related United Way notable cause. The website for our local United Way is www.unitedwaytucson.org.
This year, I want to support Treasures for Teachers. (Please view their website at www.t4teachers.org and watch the outstanding video about their donation from 100+ Women Who Care.) As a former teacher myself, I have been very disappointed to learn that teachers in Arizona fall into the lowest paid category in the U.S. And, our teachers pay for their supplies primarily out-of-pocket. The pandemic has created a huge gap in available supplies and caused teachers, working remotely or partly remotely, an additional challenge to have and distribute supplies to their students.
Treasures 4 Teachers is a thrift shop in commercial space set up for teachers from all over southern Arizona who can procure items for free or a substantially reduced cost. Thanks to SaddleBrooke TWO, we have a collection box conveniently placed at the Mountain View clubhouse lobby during the month of November. I am attaching a list of items that teachers truly need. The list is entitled “Tools for Teachers.” The items are a simple purchase on your next trip to a store or an additional item on Amazon. Please consider contributing to the collection box this month—a small gift will be a huge contribution to teachers in southern Arizona.
Items teachers need most right now:
* tape (all kinds)
* pencil boxes
* pencil pouches
* zip ties
* pipe cleaners
* all art items
* cotton balls
* food coloring
* baggies (all sizes)
* play-doh & clay
* seeds (all kinds)
* hand sanitizer
Monetary donations are welcome or mail checks to PO Box 91144, Tucson, AZ 85752. Visit our website at www.t4teachers.org or contact 520-425-3956 for more information; there is a donation button on the website.
On behalf of UWTSA and Treasures for Teachers, we thank you!